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Following a March 2020 announcement that it would temporarily suspend in-person, campus-based training delivery, and subsequent July 2020 announcement regarding training resumption, FEMA will not re-open its campuses on August 2, 2020, as anticipated.

FEMA's top priority remains the health and safety of FEMA employees, instructors, students, and visitors on campus, without compromising instruction quality and the student experience. Therefore, FEMA will suspend in-person training and education at both the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) and Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) through at least October 1.

FEMA will continue to monitor the coronavirus pandemic and communicate updates or changes in conditions that may affect reopening of FEMA campuses.

FY20 courses are full, applications are no longer being accept

Required Prerequisites

There are 10 total prerequisite courses required to apply to the Master Exercise Practitioner Program (MEPP). Applicants must complete all of the prerequisite courses listed below BEFORE submitting an application for MEPP.

  1. L/K0146, Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
  2. IS-100, Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)
  3. IS-120, An Introduction to Exercises
  4. IS-130, How to be an Exercise Evaluator
  5. IS-200, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  6. IS-230, Principles of Emergency Management
  7. IS-235, Emergency Planning
  8. IS-700, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  9. IS-800, National Response Framework (NRF), An Introduction
  10. IS-2200,Basic Emergency Operations Center Functions
  11. OR, graduation from the Basic Academy, during or after 2018.

Due to changes in policy and doctrine, independent study courses are frequently updated. It is recommended that you review the contents of the IS courses and look over the updated materials. If you have already passed the exam for the IS courses listed above and you choose to retake the exam, your completion certificate will reflect the date of your fist completion, not the date you retake it.

 
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